Giveaway for your guy: Linksys wireless router +Linksys wireless media extender

Every so often, I like to let the men who wander over to this side of the interweb have a little fun.

And today’s giveaway is especially guy friendly (though totally perfect for anyone who loves their gadgets!).

A router is an often overlooked tech gift, but it’s the integral gadget that will connect all of the iPads, Blu-ray players, Xboxes and smartphones one could hope to own — especially as graduation time and Father’s Day comes around. ithout a router that gets them connected fast, and keeps them connected, they will never fully enjoy these gadgets.

 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi EA6500 AC1750 router device  is easy to setup — so easy I was able to! – lets you prioritize which devices get access to the most bandwidth, have high-quality security features, and allows you to manage, monitor and access media on your router using a mobile app for anytime, anywhere accessibility that can’t be found anywhere else.  The WUMC710 Wireless Connector Bridge with 4-Point switch is something I didn’t even know I wanted until it came into my life. What’s a media bridge, you ask?

Well, it’s sort of the United Nations of gadgets.If you have a TV in one room and a wireless router in another and you want Internet access for your smart TV, but it doesn’t have built-in wireless connectivity, you can place a media bridge near that TV, connect the bridge wirelessly to the router, and then connect the TV to the bridge via an Ethernet cable. This will put the TV on your home network and bring it Internet access.

Complicated, I know. But it’s a pretty awesome concept. (Tech-geeks, if I’m explaining this wrong, feel free to comment below. It’d be appreciated!)

The wireless universal media connector can make any wired device a part of your wireless network. It’s optimized for streaming video and is ideal for wirelessly streaming or sharing music, photos, movies, and other files around the home. So, for someone that is planning a staycation this summer, this may be their new best friend. (Other than you, the person giving it to them.)

Here’s the exciting part: I’m giving away a bundle: Both the Linksys EA6500 router and the WUMc710 — a $400 value!

To enter, please make sure you are following @AlyWalansky and @Linksys on Twitter. Then, please RT this giveaway and either tweet or comment below telling me why someone on your gift list needs to win this. One winner will be chosen on June 1. Good luck!


  1. Margaret Smith

    Follow both on twitter @peg42
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/335127329699397632
    This would be the perfect gift for my husband. He’s such a tech geek and has so many items that he can use with this router and extender. Even my sons, who are tech geeks like my husband would benefit from this prize.
    Thanks for this chance.

  2. Andrew

    My parents need this because they need to have a better working wireless network. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/alee67/status/335130108983660544

  3. Curtis

    My friend’s house is so old, they have too much interference from old piping and wiring. They need this.

  4. Camels & Chocolate

    Girlfriend, I have never had a reliable router, and you know that I of all people need one! Pick me, pick me!

  5. Camels & Chocolate

    Oh just saw this is targeting guys, ha. Well, how about I give it to my husband, who co-owns a business from home with me (and shoots zombies over the Internet in his spare time), and I borrow the signal from him? ;-)

  6. marie shuman

    I need a wireless router badly. I have a ethernet cord running from bedroom to kitchen so I can use my pc. I follow on twitter as well. @marieshuman

  7. marie shuman

    I tweeted and this would be a perfect gift for my hubby so my ethernet cord wouldn’t run thru the house. https://twitter.com/MarieShuman/status/335189230613569536

  8. Kels

    This would be great for my boyfriend (or me lol). I just got my M.Ed to teach high school, and my boyfriend was so supportive during my student teaching. This is the type of gift he would love, and would definitely say “Thank You!”.

    I’m following on Twitter =)

  9. heta s

    DH has recently started working from home by taking pay cut to spend more time with kids. we now need a better router and this will be a great gift.

  10. Adrienne gordon

    the kids would love this for the xbox

  11. marie shuman

    I need a wireless router badly. I have a ethernet cord running from bedroom to kitchen so I can use my pc. I follow on twitter as well. @marieshuman

    I tweeted and this would be a perfect gift for my hubby so my ethernet cord wouldn’t run thru the house. https://twitter.com/MarieShuman/status/335189230613569536
    My hubby loves his xbox and his smart phone this would be a bonus gift for us lol me like when he gave me a fishing pole for mothers’ day lol GEt it …..

  12. It’s ME, I’m the tech Geek in the house! I’m always the one who hooks everything up. I’m tired of watching my soaps on my portable device, so if this will make my TV connected to the internet so I can see All My Children and One Life to Live on the bigger screen that would make me super happy and help me avoid all the eye strain (and then I can still be online at the same time, super sweet!) I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/Tracy_Iglesias/status/335358055858438144

  13. Holly C.


    my husband would love this! our router now gives us nothing but trouble!

  14. Deborah Curran

    https://twitter.com/treetrout1/status/335475892925120512 I really need this – when we are in the family room our wifi doesnt’ show up but our neighbors does – thank goodness his is unlocked but still not safe for us to use

  15. Brian L

    I would like this for my sister. She has her own business and is constantly complaining to me about how poor her wi-fi is in her house. She is either confined to her bedroom or she is forced to go to Starbucks to use their wi-fi. It’d probably make her head explode if I was able to give her this.


  16. Nancy Reid

    She’s baaaach and she could use a new wireless router from Linksys to replace the no name one I have which likes to vacillate on and off at the most inopportune times! Thanks for the chance!


  17. Janice

    following both and RTed as @cappytweet

    I’d like to gift this to my sister. She bought a new house and is going without internet!! Who can live without internet?!? (lol)

  18. Eric J Wilborn

    My wife would love to further enable the “disconnected” TV in the bedroom.. this would be perfect!

  19. jeannine s

    My fiance needs this. He is going for back surgery next month and until then is limted in what he can do. This would be great for him since our router is old with a weak signal and he wants to sit outside on the ipad (retweeted @mellanhead)

  20. Erica

    This would be great for my sister’s entertainment setup in her new apartment.

  21. Nancy

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/338659803347959808
    On my gift list? I going to be selfish and say that we could really use this in our house. Our current router is really old and needs to be replaced.

  22. Tamar

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/tamarsw/status/338669780103999488

    We are huge linksys fans and just got a new house where we could use some wireless coverage. This could help.

  23. Jim Lipscomb

    This would work so well for me, I could stream to my Wii, Xbox 360, HTPC, my projector in the patio, my netbook, the iPhone, in short everything! I like the intelligent fast transfer with increased range: less administering, more enjoying!
    I shared the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/limproved/status/338806654101516289
    I am already following and participating as @limproved. Thanks for the chance!

  24. Rob Hestar

    MY mom needs this as she just got a roku box but the signal is so weak she can barley watch arrested development with out it stopping ever second :(.

  25. Allison Galland

    My 3-bedroom apartment is long and skinny. The current router we have works great in the living room and the south side of the apartment, but the wifi never reaches my roommate’s bedroom, which is really frustrating for her. I’d love to have this bundle to solve her problem!

  26. john knight

    Great contest good luck to all

  27. jen gersch

    follow both twaitter @jtwark tweet https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/340151695222919168 and need this because I do not have a router

  28. Susan Smith


    retweeted the giveaway and follow both susan1215

  29. Susan Smith

    My husband would love this as the router he is using now doesn’t have a lot of power and he is always loosing his connection would is a problem since he works at home.

  30. Jonathan G

    My dad could use this because the router he’s currently using is the one that was provided through Verizon. Something like this would be a big step forward in terms of technology that he uses. I also tweeted: https://twitter.com/Jonnymovgamer/status/340267457568702464

  31. ky2here

    Following both twitter as Ky2here1; https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/340280944399380480

    This is going to my partner, he’s way more tech savvy than me and will really benefit

  32. Denise

    alittlealytude.com/gadgets/giveaw…— Mmommy Musings (@MmommyMusings) May 31, 2013

  33. Terry Cross

    This would be great for the guys in my life to be able to play Xbox online.


  34. susan smoaks

    I follow both on twitter @fdp4life, I RT’ed and I would love to win this for my Dad. He really needs to upgrade his current technology!

  35. Jaque R.

    I am following you both as @sottovocerocks and retweeted here: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/335127329699397632
    :-) Thank you
    I need this amazing router, mine is barely hanging in there.

  36. Vikki Billings

    Retweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/335127329699397632

    I would love to win this for my mom because the one she had just quit and she can not afford another one. Thank you!

  37. amy rouse

    this would be great, since I’m renting one currently and that fee adds up quickly!

  38. Brian E.

    Thanks for the giveaway…Tweet: https://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/341033788291289088

    Would love to finally move into the 21st Century at our place: still have cables snaked throughout the house…need to go totally wireless !

  39. mom4everandever

    mine is old and spacing out- was told needed a replacement

  40. Kimberly

    I follow both on twitter as winsome6.

    This would be wonderful for my husband as he has been wanting this for awhile as our router isn’t doing very well .

  41. Jim Liscomb

    Was the winner selectedon the first? I’m excited to see who won this.

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